Researchers and Affiliates

Key Researchers

 

Brady Robards

Brady is an Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. His research explores how young people use and produce digital social media. Brady co-convenes this Group with Akane Kanai.

Akane Kanai

Akane is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her research explores the everyday identity politics of social media and popular culture, with a focus on gender and race. Akane co-convenes this Group with Brady Robards.

Mark Andrejevic

Mark is a Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. His research explores data mining, online monitoring from a socio-cultural perspective.

Emma Baulch 

Emma Baulch

Emma is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Emma’s research is located in the fields of Asian cultural studies and media and communications studies. She is interested in how new media technologies alter and are altered by existing Southeast Asian social formations revolving around race, class and ethnicity.

 

Daniel Black

Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. His research focuses on technological embodiment and the ways in which human action, perception and understanding are inflected by our relationships with technology.

 

Lennon Chang

Lennon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. His research interests include crime and governance of cyberspaces- cybercrime, cyber terrorism and cyberwarfare - particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Tessa Dwyer

Tessa is a Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her research focuses on screen translation, language difference, text on screen, streaming TV ecologies, media accessibility and transnational reception and distribution practices.

 

Asher Flynn

Asher is an Associate Professor of Criminology. Her research focuses on gendered and technology-facilitated violence, including serious social and legal problems like image-based abuse, deep fakes and AI-and digital technology abuse.

 

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie is a Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. He researchers areas such as digital ethics, smart cities, infrastructure, automation, surveillance and fabrication.

 

Bridget Harris

Bridget Harris is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. Bridget conducts research on domestic and family violence, technology-facilitated / digital coercive control, violence against women, technology-facilitated responses to violence, violence and spatiality, violence against women and rural domestic and family violence.

 

Xavier Ho

Xavier is an interdisciplinary creative technologist and designer at Monash University’s XYX Lab and SensiLab. Xavier's research critically examines queer game narratives in indie games, investigating how video games embody authentic lived experiences and shape queer culture in the public consciousness. His work is interdisciplinary and collaborative as a queer designer.

 

Ben Lyall

Ben is a Research Fellow in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab and the School of Social Sciences. His research investigates how social lives are impacted by digital infrastructures, smart devices and policies.

 

Whitney Monaghan

Whitney is a Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her research interests include LBGTIQ representation on screen, television cultures, teen screen cultures and media studies pedagogy.

Carlo Perrotta 

Carlo Perrotta

Carlo is Senior Lecturer in Digital Literacies in the Faculty of Education. He is interested in algorithmic cultures and logics in education. His latest research examines the impacts of 'platformisation' and automation in terms of labour, affect and pedagogy.
 

Aneta Podkalicka

Aneta is a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies in the School of Media Film and Journalism. She is currently researching digital marketplaces and second-hand economies, environmental media and the impacts of digitisation of the future of work

 

Steven Roberts

Steve is Professor of Education & Social Justice in the School of Education, Culture & Society. His research explores youth, social class, young people's transition to adulthood and the changing nature of men and masculinities.

 

Neil Selwyn

Neil is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education who has worked for the past 25 years researching the integration of digital technology into schools, universities and adult learning. He is recognised as a leading international researcher in the area of digital education - with particular expertise in the 'real-life' constraints and problems faced when technology-based education is implemented.

 

Verity Trott

Verity is a Lecturer in Digital Media Research in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her research explores the role of digital technology and digital platforms in feminist activism and anti-feminist backlashes with a focus on the Manosphere.

 

Emily van der Nagel

Emily is a Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her research examines social media identities, platforms, and cultures with a focus on anonymity and pseudonymity.

Catherine Waite 

Catherine Waite

Catherine is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice in the Faculty of Education. Her research focuses on young people’s digitally mediated spatialities with an emphasis on those living in rural and regional areas, as well as other aspects of youth experience.

Affiliates

Our Affiliates below are PhD and early career researchers working on a range of interesting projects